Haplotypes of CYP1B1 and CCDC57 genes in an Afro-Caribbean female population with uterine leiomyoma

  • Angela T. AlleyneEmail author
  • Virgil S. Bideau
Original Article


Uterine leiomyomas (UL) are prevalent benign tumors, especially among women of African ancestry. The disease also has genetic liability and is influenced by risk factors such as hormones and obesity. This study investigates the haplotypes of the Cytochrome P450 1B1 gene (CYP1B1) related to hormones and coiled-coil domain containing 57 gene (CCDC57) related to obesity in Afro-Caribbean females. Each haplotype was constructed from unphased sequence data using PHASE v.2.1 software and Haploview v.4.2 was used for linkage disequilibrium (LD) studies. There were contrasting LD observed among the single nucleotide polymorphisms of CYP1B1 and CCDC5. Accordingly, the GTA haplotype of CYP1B1 was significantly associated with UL risk (P = 0.02) while there was no association between CCDC57 haplotypes and UL (P = 0.2) for the ATG haplotype. As such, our findings suggest that the Asp449Asp polymorphism and GTA haplotype of CYP1B1 may contribute to UL susceptibility in women of Afro-Caribbean ancestry in this population.


SNP Fibroids Haplotyping Estrogen Linkage disequilibrium 



This work was supported by the University of the West Indies, School for Graduate Studies and Research, Barbados, Dr. Tracey Archer formerly of the Barbados Family Planning Clinic, and Dr. Carlos Chase and Dr. Delores Lewis of the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Barbados.

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The authors declare no conflict of interest.

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All procedure performed in studies involving human participants were in accordance with the ethical standards of the institutional and/or national research committee and with the 1964 Helsinki declaration and its later amendments or comparable ethical standards.

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Informed consent was obtained from all individual participants included in the study.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Biological and Chemical Sciences, Faculty of Science and TechnologyUniversity of the West Indies Cave Hill CampusBridgetownBarbados

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